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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Vacuum Filters & Belts

Remember when I was telling you about the assortment of bags we carry @atascaderosewingandvacuum ? Wellllllll, we also carry any and all vacuum belts and filters! I know this isn’t the most fun thing to talk about nor is this a glamorous post BUT replacing your belt and filter on your vacuum is not something a lot of people often think of, but it will GREATLY improve and enhance the performance and cleaning. Think about it... your filter is in charge of the air your vacuum is blowing. You do not want it blowing out particles of the gunk you’re sucking up, #amiright  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SOS! Don’t Neglect Your Vacuum!

Check. This. Out. 

Do you forget all about changing your vacuums belt? Did you know *almost* all vacuums have a brush roll that’s functioned by a disposable rubber belt? Did you also know that over time and with use the belt stretches out (don’t worry, it’s supposed to... see the 4 examples of used vs. new) and greatly reduces the overall suction and performance of your vacuum? If you want the best working machine, one simple step you can take is changing your belt every few months. And guess what??!? We carry THEM ALL! 

Friday, March 2, 2018

New Bernina 5 Series!!

The new Bernina 5 series with redesigned embroidery module allows you to use the free arm for the small items that you want to embroidery, like this baby onesie. If you have ever tried to embroider baby clothes... or a pant leg 😅 then you know how brilliant this is!! Come in and chat with us about the new 5 series or visit Bernina’s website for more information!! 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Goodbye February, HELLO MARCH!

Say hello to March with these Bernina promotions going on for International Quilting Month. Come in and see us between March 15-19 for special Bernina financing. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Vacuum Bags Galore!

Did you know one of the biggest things that sets apart those small vacuum shops like us against the big chain retailers where lots and lots of big brand vacuums are purchased. Did you also know that most of the time those big retailers won’t carry the parts (bags, belts, filters) that your vacuum takes, and needs to last you throughout the years? A lot of our customers find us for this very reason. So, with that being said come and see us for your next vacuum bag purchase! We carry many brands including Riccar, Carpet Pro, Miele, Kirby, Eureka, Royal, and many many more!!! See you soon!!!! 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

No More Mismatched Quilt Blocks!

Remember that time you put a lot of effort and time into piecing some blocks for a quilt? Piecing complete, but wait!! My blocks are not matching in size. My quilt top will not be the size that it was supposed to be:(
Then I purchased my 1/4 inch pressure foot, oh the way it simplified my piecing!! Perfect 1/4 inch every time. 
I am using the inner edge of the toe for a perfect 1/8 inch seam:)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Trouble Piecing Little Fabric Pieces

 I’ve been sewing on tiny little patches: 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles and 1.5″ squares, shown above. I was having trouble with the fabric migrating down into the needle hole so I changed to the throat plate with the teeny tiny opening.
I have a couple needle plates. The one below has the wide hole. It’s used for regular stitches, where the needle must swing far to the left and right. This one tends to eat very tiny patches, and you don’t need that large opening if you’re sewing straight stitches.
The one above has a tiny opening. There’s no space for the needle to move left or right so it’s used only for straight stitching. It’s great for piecing tiny patches.
The patches do not get pulled down into the throat plate and your sewing is fun again! If you don’t own one for your machine, consider getting one—it makes a huge difference in many cases! You must remember not to switch to zigzag with this throat plate, though—instant broken needle. icon sad Little Things Make a Difference: Thread Needle Tension
Come in today for your straight stitch needle plate. We handle any brand and model of machine.
Thank you Quilting Company for your input.